'Captured Beauty' features contemporary works of art drawn from the Arts Council Collection, with paintings by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Denzil Forrester, Ryan Mosely, Mowbray Odonkor, and Caroline Walker.
'Legacies: London Transport’s Caribbean Workforce’ celebrates the contribution Caribbean people have made to transport in London and British culture more widely. The exhibition explores the struggles and triumphs many of these individuals and their families experienced as they moved halfway across the world from the Caribbean to the UK.
Coventry Biennial 2021 will take place across Coventry & Warwickshire from 8 October 2021 – 23 January 2022. Named HYPER-POSSIBLE, this collaborative and socially focussed event brings together a wide range of local, national and international artists and creative practitioners to exhibit in galleries, museums and a range of historic and community locations across Coventry and Warwickshire.
‘Mixing It Up’ brings together 31 contemporary painters, spanning three generations of artists who live and work in the UK. The exhibition celebrates paintings that bring together diverse images and ideas, highlighting the UK’s emergence as a vital international centre of contemporary painting whilst reflecting the international character of the painting scene in this country.
South Bank Sky Arts Awards celebrated 25 years as the only Awards ceremony in the world to celebrate every genre of the arts. In the visual art category Denzil Forrester won the 2021 South Bank Sky Arts Award for 'Itchin & Scratchin' held at Nottingham Contemporary and Spike Island, Bristol, 2020–2021.
On loan from the Arts Council Collection, Denzil Forrester’s painting 'Cottage Lover', 1997 is on display at Tate St Ives alongside the work of artists such as Patrick Heron, Peter Lanyon and Winifred Nicholson, whose experiments with colour and light earlier in the 20th century also found new ways of depicting sensation in the modern world.
The Queen's New Year Honours list recognises the achievements of a wide range of outstanding individuals from across the United Kingdom. We are pleased to announce that this year Denzil Forrester has been awarded an MBE for services to Visual Arts.
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s official charity CW+ have commissioned a group of contemporary artists to design scarves for patients with respiratory problems this winter. Volunteer community knitters can download the artists' designs from the charity's website and knit the scarves for the hospital to distribute to patients.
The Royal Drawing School’s Online Lecture Series 'Creative Conversations' hosted Denzil Forrester in conversation with artist and writer Liza Dimbleby on Wednesday 14 October. Forrester taught Dimbleby through the 1990s and the discussion explored how different times and places have shaped the Grenada-born artist's practice.
Frieze LIVE hosted Grenada-born British artist Denzil Forrester in conversation with Victor Wang (王宗孚) (Artistic Director and Chief Curator of M WOODS, Beijing) on Thursday 8 October. The talk was recorded and released on IGTV @friezeartfair and on Frieze.com.
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